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Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 04-08-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By ebs0712
If your car is newish it could simply be the...

If your car is newish it could simply be the burning of the paint on the exhaust system. When driven "harder" in sport mode it probably caused more exhaust heat.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-17-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By ebs0712
The service bulletin # is SB 33.01.14. Had the...

The service bulletin # is SB 33.01.14. Had the inspection done today and my differential was clean of metal debris. My car was manufactured on 7/1/13 and it has 4,500 miles on it.
SA says my car...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-12-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By ebs0712
Got the call today. Don't have a SB number but...

Got the call today. Don't have a SB number but it involves possible improper heat treatment of the final differential gears. If the gears were not properly heat treated they could prematurely fail....
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-10-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By ebs0712
Just got back from a 7 hour road trip at...

Just got back from a 7 hour road trip at interstate speeds (65 to 80 mph). Averaged 28 to 29 mpg for a x-drive wagon with a huge cargo box on the top. Without the box I should easily break 30+.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-10-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By ebs0712
Pricing both MSRP and Invoice for ED are...

Pricing both MSRP and Invoice for ED are available at http://www.bmwconfig.com/BmwConfig/Config.aspx It's a great source but check it against www.bmwusa to make sure it is up to date. The ED MSRP...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-01-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 724
Posted By ebs0712
Check to see if the snow tires are...

Check to see if the snow tires are "unidirectional". If they are they have to be mounted correctly on the car (driver and passenger side). Look for an arrow on the tire indicating direction of...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 03-01-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By ebs0712
Does anyone know if the "Sports" kit will work...

Does anyone know if the "Sports" kit will work with x-drive? It lists F31 which is available non-USA in two wheel drive, but I would be interested in a kit for a USA F31 (x-drive).
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-27-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By ebs0712
I went with the Sports Line primarily to get the...

I went with the Sports Line primarily to get the sports seats and I didn't feel I needed the other stuff with the M. I would recommend the "Cold Weather Package" (ZCW) vs just the "Heated Front...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-19-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By ebs0712
I went with the Thule set-up also with a Cargo...

I went with the Thule set-up also with a Cargo Box rather than a ski rack. The clear advantage is that the Cargo Box keeps the road salt and spray out of you ski bindings which will damage them. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 02-04-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By ebs0712
Try http://www.vesselfinder.com It may not...

Try http://www.vesselfinder.com It may not track it in the middle of the Atlantic but you will probably be able to see it when it is near shore like going through the canal and up the west coast. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-30-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,185
Posted By ebs0712
I needed a wagon so I had no choice and had to...

I needed a wagon so I had no choice and had to take the AT. I would have specified a MT if given the choice! The AT is not bad but it does not give you the control of a MT even in "manual" mode.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-29-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,236
Posted By ebs0712
Fuel door "inoperable" is a documented problem in...

Fuel door "inoperable" is a documented problem in the F30 family. BMW has included a manual unlock feature for the fuel door. See the "Refueling" section in the owner's manual for instructions how...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-25-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By ebs0712
The feature you are looking for is called HDC...

The feature you are looking for is called HDC (Hill Decent Control). I do not believe it is on any of the F30 family which is a shame especially for us that drive in "junky" weather in the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-24-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By ebs0712
Call a local independent shop (check out...

Call a local independent shop (check out http://www.bimrs.org) to get an estimate.
I would also check with your insurance company. You may be covered and depending upon your deductible you may...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-24-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By ebs0712
There is a way for the owner to provide comment...

There is a way for the owner to provide comment in a CarFax report. I had CarFax report that said my car had multiple owners when actually they were counting "titles" on the car because we had moved...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-19-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 802
Posted By ebs0712
I have used Zymol HD cleanse on light scratches...

I have used Zymol HD cleanse on light scratches that do not penetrate the paint with great results for years. Follow up with Zymol way and you are all set.
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-15-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By ebs0712
According to the owner's manual (bottom of page...

According to the owner's manual (bottom of page 38) The closing operation is interrupted: When starting the engine or if the vehicle starts off with jerks (whatever the hell that means). Is it...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 01-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By ebs0712
A bigger problem discussed many times is the fact...

A bigger problem discussed many times is the fact that if you measure the actual speed using a gps you will most likely find that the entire car is inaccurate. Depending upon the size of your tires...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-31-2013, 04:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By ebs0712
Next time you go in for service ask to work with...

Next time you go in for service ask to work with a different SA and ask him / her to give you a new copy of your previous service record because you "lost it". You'll then have a clean copy and...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-28-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By ebs0712
I have had my wagon for 2K miles now and am...

I have had my wagon for 2K miles now and am enjoying it a lot coming from an older generation X3. The turbo engine is great and has plenty of power for the car. I am still adjusting to the...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-25-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By ebs0712
Try setting the proper pressures when the tires...

Try setting the proper pressures when the tires are cold per the listing on the door frame and then leaving the car out on a cold night. Reset the TPMS early in the am and you will never have a...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-25-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 715
Posted By ebs0712
BMWNA has put up a series of videos on "how to's"...

BMWNA has put up a series of videos on "how to's" for a number of options / features of the F30 family. They are generally well done and can be found on youtube.
They have one specifically on how...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-17-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By ebs0712
The is an update to ECU that has been discussed...

The is an update to ECU that has been discussed in a few posts that smooths out the Automatic Start / Stop and also tightens up the steering in Sport and Sport+ mode. Check out ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-16-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,669
Posted By ebs0712
Does anyone know if the software update discussed...

Does anyone know if the software update discussed here for the ASS and the update to the steering feel is the same for xDrive and non-Drive cars?
Love to see a SB number ..........
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current) 12-11-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 307
Posted By ebs0712
If you have the car heater on the ASS is...

If you have the car heater on the ASS is programmed not to work until the car is warmed up enough to provide heat. There are a number of other overrides for the ASS as follows from the manual:
The...
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